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Cattle on feed numbers released


Colorado: The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,010,000 head as of Feb. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Colorado Field Office, Feb. 22.

The latest inventory was up 1 percent from Jan. 1 but down 11 percent from Feb. 1, 2012. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 175,000 head of fed cattle during January 2013, up 13 percent from the December 2012 marketings of 155,000 head but down 8 percent from a year ago. An estimated 190,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during January 2013, no change from a year ago but up 36 percent above the December 2012 placements of 140,000. Of the number placed in January, 16 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 24 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 32 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 29 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for January was estimated at 5,000 head, no change from last month but down 5,000 head from last year.

Iowa: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,320,000 on Feb. 1 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is up 3 percent from Jan. 1 but down 4 percent from Feb. 1, 2012 Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head had 640,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month but down 2 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head had 680,000 head on feed, up 3 percent from last month but down 7 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 190,000 head, an increase of 17 percent from last month but down 14 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head placed 100,000 head, up 22 percent from last month but down 3 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head placed 90,000 head. This is up 13 percent from last month but down 23 percent from last year.

Marketings for January were 144,000 head, unchanged from last month and up 9 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000 head marketed 77,000 head, up 13 percent from last month and up 10 percent from last year. Feedlots with a capacity less than 1,000 head marketed 67,000 head, down 12 percent from last month but up 8 percent from last year. Other disappearance totaled 6,000 head.

Kansas: The number of cattle on feed on Feb. 1 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.11 million head, down 5 percent from a year ago but unchanged from Jan. 1. This is the lowest Feb. 1 inventory since 1999. Placements during January totaled 430,000 head, up 5 percent from a year ago and up 18 percent from December 2012. Marketings during January totaled 415,000 head, unchanged from January 2012 but down 2 percent from December 2012. Other disappearance was 15,000 head, unchanged from a year ago but down 5,000 head from the previous month. The percent of January placements by weight was: under 600 pounds, 16 percent; 600-699 pounds, 22 percent; 700-799 pounds, 35 percent; and 800 pounds or heavier, 27 percent.

Nebraska: In Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head, there were 2.47 million cattle on feed on Feb. 1, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. This inventory was down 4 percent from last year.

Placements during January totaled 475,000 head, up 10 percent from 2012. Fed cattle marketings for the month of January totaled 470,000 head, up 19 percent from last year. This is the highest January marketings since the data series began in 1994. Other disappearance during January totaled 15,000 head, equal to a year ago.

Oklahoma: The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 325 thousand head on Feb. 1, down 6 percent from the previous month and down 8 percent from the Feb. 1, 2012 level. Placements during January were 50 thousand head, unchanged from a year ago.

Marketings of fed cattle during January were 68 thousand head, unchanged from 2012.

Other disappearance during January totaled 2 thousand head.

South Dakota: In South Dakota's 1,000+ capacity feedlots 225,000 cattle were on feed for the slaughter market on Feb. 1, according to the South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 35,000 head from a year earlier and 5,000 head from a month earlier.

Placements during January totaled 36,000 head, down 9,000 head from last year but up 2,000 head from December 2012.

Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 40,000 head, down 4,000 head from last year but up 7,000 head from December 2012.

Other disappearance during January totaled 1,000 head, unchanged from last year and from December 2012.

Texas: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.62 million head on Feb. 1, down 10 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 4 percent from the Jan. 1 level. Producers placed 390 thousand head in commercial feedlots during January, down 2 percent from a year ago and down 6 percent from December.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 465 thousand head during January, up 12 percent from 2012 and up 22 percent from December.

On Feb. 1, there were 2.27 million head of cattle and calves on feed in the Northern High Plains, 87 percent of the state's total. The number on feed across the area was down 7 percent from last year and down 3 percent from the January 1 total.

January placements in the Northern High Plains totaled 347 thousand head, down 4 percent from the December total.

Marketings were up 20 percent from last month to 406 thousand head.

United States: Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on Feb. 1. The inventory was 6 percent below Feb. 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during January totaled 1.88 million, 2 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.80 million head. During January, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 445,000, 600-699 pounds were 395,000, 700-799 pounds were 535,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 501,000. Marketings of fed cattle during January totaled 1.92 million, 6 percent above 2012. Other disappearance totaled 79,000 during January, 2 percent below 2012.

Date: 3/4/2013



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